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Behind the Label | Maggie Galton

The Rebozo is a traditional shawl from Mexico made famous by style Icon Frieda Kahlo. This completely hand made textile has been around for centuries, and only recently -- with L-atitude?s support -- has this local fashion staple made its way around the arms and shoulders of the fashion cognoscenti. Fusing traditional craft and contemporary design, art historian cum designer Maggie Galton has been working with the mestizo communities of Mexico to revive this dying craft. Maggie?s chic collection of Rebozo shawls and scarves are 100% handmade, with an artisanal edge that makes them this seasons must- have shawl. We recently caught up with Maggie to talk about her travel style.
The Rebozo is a traditional shawl from Mexico made famous by style Icon Frieda Kahlo. This completely hand made textile has been around for centuries, and only recently -- with L-atitude?s support -- has this local fashion staple made its way around the arms and shoulders of the fashion cognoscenti. Fusing traditional craft and contemporary design, art historian cum designer Maggie Galton has been working with the mestizo communities of Mexico to revive this dying craft. Maggie?s chic collection of Rebozo shawls and scarves are 100% handmade, with an artisanal edge that makes them this seasons must- have shawl. We recently caught up with Maggie to talk about her travel style.
 
 
 
 
 
How would you describe your travel style?
 
I like to be comfortable by wearing lots of layers -- I always end with a cotton. I love a Mexican rebozo that can pass as a shawl, and I also love a wrap/skirt I can wear over leggings and boots. I have many sarongs, I like to wear them with a bathing suit or knot them to be used as a bag for carrying things like my one-year-old little girl Nadia! 
 

Name the three staples of your wardrobe you could never live without.

A Mexican Rebozo, an Indian shahtoosh, and jeans.
 
 
 
 
What are some of the destinations on your bucket list?
Ethiopia, Myanmar, Marfa in Texas.
 
 
What three things from L-atitude are you coveting most this Fall?
 
 
 
 
Globetrotter Stats
Souk or Department Store?
Souk
 
DIY or Concierge Service?
DIY 
 
Buy Everything or Buy Nothing?
I tend to buy everything, I hate regretting not picking something up.
 
Camping or 5-Star Hotel?  
I like to mix it up between the two.
 
Drive or be Driven?
Driving is more fun because I always discover things getting lost, however I would rather be driven in cities such as Mumbai or Tokyo!
 
Room service or Street Food?
Street food is the most basic way to get to know a new place or culture.
 
Lots of Luggage or Carry-on Bag?
I always travel with too much luggage upon departure and without question lots more coming home!